Zieria oreocena J.A.Armstr.

Grampians Zieria

Australian Systematic Botany 15: 414 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spindly shrub to 3.5 m high; younger branches distinctly ridged, dotted with pellucid glands but not warted, glabrous. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets lanceolate, 23–82 mm long, 4–16 mm wide, acute, slightly discolorous, upper surface glabrous to glabrescent, lower surface glabrous or with scattered stellate hairs, oil glands obvious, margins entire and somewhat recurved; petiole 11–36 mm long. Inflorescence shorter than leaves, 7–29-flowered. Sepals deltoid, 1.2–2 mm long, sparsely to moderately tomentose; petals 3.5–6 mm long, white, imbricate, pubescent; ovary glabrous. Follicles dotted with oil glands, glabrous, with small terminal appendage, not warty; seed 3–3.5 mm long, red-brown to black, striated. Flowers spring.

GGr, Wim. Endemic to the northern Grampians and rare, occurring in woodland and shrubland on shallow, rocky soils as well as riparian scrubs on alluvium.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-05-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Zieria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zieria oreocena in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria oreocena in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native